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The Art of Giving VIP Preview took place on Thursday 7 October at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, London. All the proceeds from sales of the contemporary art on sale will go to the beneficiary charities, one of which is Classic FM’s Music Makers. Lord Archer was auctioneer for the evening. Photo by Stuart Wilson, Getty
These nude painted ladies were on show in Classic FM's room - but they weren't available in the silent auction! Photo by Stuart Wilson, Getty
The VIP Preview was attended by celebrities from across the arts and media. Here's comedian Vic Reeves. Photo by Stuart Wilson, Getty
Rhydian Roberts, who shot to stardom in X Factor in 2007, performed a few numbers before the auction.
Rhydian is charismatic as ever.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson attended the viewing. Picture by Chicago/Chicago/EMPICS Entertainment
Rhydian was given Bach the Dog as a thank you from Classic FM's Music Makers.
Rhydian clearly has a new friend!
Craig Ogden with one of the installations at the Saatchi Gallery.
Comedian Noel Fielding was also at the Preview. Photo by Chicago/Chicago/EMPICS Entertainment
Craig Ogden performed following the auction.
Classic FM's Music Makers was in room 10 of the Saatchi Gallery. Works by some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world were on show, including American artist Leonardo Drew, internationally renowned photographers, Terry O’Neill and Derek Cattani and British artist Gavin Turk.